Research provider appoints new chief

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A leading research provider has announced a new CEO.

Lonsec Research has appointed Matt Olsen as its new chief executive. Olsen will take the reins of the company immediately, replacing David Erdonmez who departed in June of this year.

Olsen will manage a research team of 25 investment professionals. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with previous roles in equity analysis, fund manager research and portfolio management.

Lonsec Research director and joint CEO of Lonsec Fiscal Amanda Gillespie said Olsen's extensive investment and research experience will help lead the research business on a path of sustainable growth.

“Matt’s expertise lies in his deep understanding of investment markets, hands on experience analysing both listed securities and critiquing fund managers and critically, working with clients to support implementation of research insights,”  Ms Gillespie said. “His established network of relationships with fund managers, financial advisers and super funds also makes him well suited for the role.”

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